Working with Dingbat Fonts & Free Christmas Cut File

  Today is a “twofer” (as my Daddy used to say) – -which means you get 2 things for one blog post!   I have a video to share with you how to work with Dingbat fonts in Silhouette Studio!   I love Dingbat fonts & if you are purchasing these — they are a great value, as you get a whole bunch of designs in one font!  You can use them whether or not you own Designer Edition — {Read More}

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Which Studio Software Version Do I Really Need?? (and Bonus video tutorials!)

With all of the Silhouette Studio Software being 50% off for the Black Friday sales — there has been a lot of confusion about what each version contains & what people need!    Silhouette America actually has an awesome chart that compares all of the versions & what they contain.  Its just kinda hidden on their website & hard to find.  So, I thought I would share that with you today. There are 4 levels of Silhouette Studio Software — {Read More}

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Using Purchased Fonts & Graphics In Silhouette Studio and FREE Cut File

If you’re like me, you see all of the beautiful font and graphics bundles being offered these days & you love them!!  And like me, you buy them!!   But, after downloading I’m often wondering what to do with them.  Recently, someone said to me — “I would buy these if I knew what to do with them.”   Today I want to share a little Valentine project that I’ve created in Silhouette Studio, using the  Valentines Design Bundle from Design Bundles.  20 {Read More}

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How to Combine Monogram Frames & Fonts in Silhouette Studio & FREE Monogram Frame

My last post tutorial shared how to adjust 3 letter monogram fonts that you bought in Silhouette Design Store.  However, sometimes you purchase them elsewhere — and today, I am sharing with you a FREE Hearth Wreath Monogram frame — with FIVE beautiful heart frames – from our friends at Cuttable Designs!  Just in time for Valentines’ Day!  So, I want to show you how to use these frames & combine them with the monogram font! First, when you download the files, they {Read More}

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Free Friendly Jack-O-Lantern Cut File

I love celebrating Halloween with my grandsons!  But because all of my guys are little, I don’t like things too scary.  When I was asked to participate in the Pro World Halloween Challenge, I knew that  this friendly Jack-O-Lantern design would be just the thing!  The products from Siser NA that we were sent to work with are some of my favorite! — Both the Glow in the Dark HTV and the Black Glitter.   But, with this file, the challenge {Read More}

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All Things Silhouette Conferences for 2016 and 2017 Dates

With only 1 week  until our All Things Silhouette Conference in Newport Beach, CA begins– things are really gearing up – as you might imagine!   Door prizes & goodie bag donations are rolling in, all of the airline tickets have been secured & we are finishing up the last minute details for another amazing conference!  I head to California on Thursday & am looking forward to seeing all of you there! Speaking of Conferences — our November All Things Silhouette Conference {Read More}

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Foil On Fabrics with Your Silhouette – Part 1

Foil prints are everywhere – and we love them!  When I discovered the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil machine for creating foil prints on card stock and paper – I was the first in line to buy one!    But I wanted to put foil on clothing, too!  So I’m going to share with you two ways to do that. Today – The first method is using the Siser Easyweed Foil – which comes in two colors  – Gold and Silver.  This foil is similar {Read More}

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Create Your Own Patterned Vinyl – or how to Fill your Patterns without Designer Edition

We are headed to the Virginia Beach this week, not only to relax on the beach, but also to visit my little grandson! Oh – and his parents! So, I decided that I needed a new Beach Spiker to hold my drink and phone! And I don’t know about you – but I am loving all of the summer graphic packs and bundles from The Hungry Jpeg!  One that I recently purchased is 20 DIY Watercolor Patterns.  It comes with 20 {Read More}

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Cutting Machine Embroidery Appliqué with Silhouette Designer Edition Plus – part 2

Several months ago, Designer Edition Plus edition of Silhouette Studio was released!  And those of us that are machine embroiderers rejoiced!!!  Now, we could open machine embroidery designs in Silhouette Studio & easily cut appliqué files – with no tracing, no sizing etc!!!  But ever since, many of you have been asking for another tutorial on how to cut embroidery appliqué that has multiple pieces!  So, I decided making Easter shirts for my grandsons was a great time to do {Read More}

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Day #11 – Where Has My Designer Edition Code Gone??

Hello!!  Hard to believe that Christmas is here!   But, I hope & pray that each of you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season with family & friends!  I know that many of you are busy with shopping, wrapping, cooking & more!   This year, we are doing something a little “untraditional” for Christmas dinner — we are going to our favorite Chinese restaurant in DC — the Peking Gourmet Inn!  Its our family favorite & this allows me to {Read More}

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